Nadia Bolz-Weber

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The Truth Will Set You Free (But Not Before It’s Done With You)
Sunday, June 27; 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Argyros Main Stage
Nadia Bolz-Weber will discuss how shame and secrecy are corrosive to our bodies and spirits. She will speak about the impossible: self-forgiveness and how listening with compassion to our own stories and the stories of others - can lead to healing far faster than accusations and call-outs.

Recovery: The Paths to Wellness
Sunday, June 27; 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.; Argyros Main Stage

A successful road to recovery often includes multiple pathways.  This moderated discussion will explore the singular and concurrent pathways that have been pivotal for panelists in their recovery process, including 12-step based programs, mutual aid groups, bodywork, yoga, breathwork, and faith. 

Panelists include: Nadia Bolz Weber, ordained Lutheran Pastor and New York Times bestselling author, who writes and speaks about personal failings, recovery, grace, and faith; Tommy Rosen, the founder of Recovery 2.0 and one of the pioneers in the burgeoning field of yoga and recovery; Claudia Nanino, breathwork facilitator, who shares how conscious breathwork transformed her life and how she has seen it change the lives of others; and Britt Frank, MSW, LSCSW, SEP, clinician, educator and trauma specialist, who will speak as someone in recovery from drug addiction, eating disorders, and chaotic relationships, and how she saw the impossible become possible when she learned the language of the nervous system.

Former pastor and New York Times bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber has been called “a pastor for America’s outsiders” (BBC). Bolz-Weber is the first to attest that she doesn’t look like most people’s idea of a pastor, but the community of faith she founded in Denver, Colorado—House for All Sinners and Saints—is a haven for a diverse community seeking affirmation and acceptance. In her books and talks, Bolz-Weber makes the deeply-felt argument that honesty and human connection are key to creating and sustaining community. In the New York Times bestselling memoir Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint, Bolz-Weber “takes readers on the engaging and accessible journey” (Booklist) from her roots as a hard-drinking standup comic to an ordained Lutheran pastor. Bolz-Weber continues to explore the intersections of faith and humanity in her most recent memoir, Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People. In her most recent book, the New York Times bestselling Shameless: A Sexual Reformation, Bolz-Weber reclaims the conversation around sexuality, shame, and desire for a new generation of believers. As bestselling author Glennon Doyle praised: “Shameless is a triumph. Nadia Bolz-Weber returns to readers the gift toxic religion and consumer culture stole: the gift of sexuality.” Bolz-Weber has been featured in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, NPR’s Morning Edition, Fresh Air, More, and on CNN and the BBC World Service. Her latest project is a new podcast, The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber, a celebration of human transformation that normalizes conversations about shame. Bolz-Weber speaks on spirituality and faith; friendship and community; life purpose and activism; self-care, shame, and the body; recovery and self-awareness; sex and intimacy; health and wellness; and leadership and authority.